Picrosirius staining plus polarization microscopy, a specific method for collagen detection in tissue sections

Abstract

Sirius Red, a strong anionic dye, stains collagen by reacting, via its sulphonic acid groups, with basic groups present in the collagen molecule. The elongated dye molecules are attached to the collagen fibre in such a way that their long axes are parallel. This parallel relationship between dye and collagen results in an enhanced birefringency. Examination… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01002772

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